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    Rats! Chicago has more rats than any U.S. city: Top 20 cities listed
    Of all the lists Chicago might want to top, this is definitely not one of them. Chicago is number one when it comes to a list of the top 20 cities that receive rodent treatments, says Orkin, the well-known pest control company which apparently...
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    Super Pet My First Home Tank Topper review
    There are a number of good reasons to choose a 10-gallon tank for your hamster. However, there are also advantages to using a cage. If only the two could be combined...Oh, wait! They can be. The Super Pet My First Home Tank Topper allows you to...
  • The green way to become rodent free
    The green way to become rodent free
    Let's face it, the only mouse which should be in your humble abode is the one attached to your computer. As we enter Spring and then venture into the hot and humid days of Summer, those furry little creatures which scamper throughout the house...
  • Monster sized rat terrorizes family
    Monster sized rat terrorizes family
    The Daily Mail reported a terrifying story today about a 15 inch rat (not including the tail) that terrorized a Swedish family. The story is so incredible that it has already had thousands of Internet views. The Bengtsson-Korsas family learned...
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    Put it away right
    If you’re ready to pack it in for a long winter’s nap, let’s not forget the eye candy that’s left out in the garage. Once there’s salt on the road then the toys need to go back into the toy box for safe keeping. There...
  • Grasshopper mouse with a scorpion
    Scorpion venom acts as a pain killer in grasshopper mice
    Southern grasshopper mice may weigh only a couple ounces, but they have the ability to ward off the deadly sting of bark scorpions. A study atMichigan State University found that the scorpion toxin acts like a pain killer in the system of the mice...
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    Oldest rodent fossil ever known found in China
    Chong-Xi Yuan from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences in Beijing, China, and colleagues from Carnegie Museum and the University of Chicago reported the discovery of the oldest rodent fossil ever found in the Aug. 15, 2013, issue of journal...
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    Coronado area smells a rat
    If you live or work in Coronado, there is a chance you might smell a rat.According to a recent San Diego Union-Tribune Watchdog review regarding calls made to the San Diego County's Vector Control Program from 2009 through March 2013, Coronado...
  • How to tame a pet rat
    How to tame a rat
    Rats that are new to your home, or haven't been handled often, can be shy or nervous. The can make handling stressful for the animal. As a responsible owner, you can help your rat become more confident about being out of his cage and being...
  • Invasion of the Rats
    Natural Predator
    Chicago Illinois is fighting to regain control of their city. The rat infestation is up 30% thanks to recent warmer winters. Evidence of the invasion and their destruction is everywhere; chew marks in the houses and garages, gnawed garbage cans,...
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    Love Thy Ferals and Strays
    "If gas chambers are such a horrendous means of death that they haven’t been used on America’s hardest criminals since 1999, why are they still being routinely used as a form of humane euthanasia on homeless animals in shelters...
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    New evidence resolves the origin of rodents
    New research based in part two new representatives of Cardiocraniinae and Dipodinae recently unearthed may have resolved the long term dispute about the timing of the appearance of the first rodents on Earth. The discovery was presented in the...
  • Hantavirus Locations
    Hantavirus
    Dangerous VirusHantavirus is a transmittable respiratory tract infection from the Bunyaviridae genus family. In the extreme it can cause epidemic hemorrhagic fever, with over 20 species in one serogroup according to the Dorland's Medical...
  • Can my cat or dog become infected with Hantavirus? (Video)
    Can my cat or dog become infected with Hantavirus? (Video)
    With the recent nationally publicized Hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite with three fatalities, pet owners naturally wonder if their pets can become infected and if so, can they infect their human family?The good news is that your cat and dog, cannot...
  • Hantavirus identified in visitors to Yosemite Park
    Hantavirus identified in visitors to Yosemite Park
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention writes that infection with hantavirus can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which has the potential to be fatal. Infection to people is spread through contact with hantavirus-infected...